Apple has been working closely with Corning, the producer of the Gorilla Glass, for years. The company promises to use Gorilla Glass 6 to better protect smartphones from falling, even at higher altitudes.
According to a recent survey, smartphone users drop their phone on average seven times a year. With the glass front and back dropping your phone has a greater change of cracking if you do not use a case.
In order to better protect smartphones, Corning has made Gorilla Glass 6 twice stronger than the previous version that was announced two years ago. For this sixth version they have developed a new type of material, so you are better protected if you drop your iPhone several times.
As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise. Now more than ever, it’s critical that the cover glass provides outstanding protection. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla® Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but, more importantly, has been engineered to survive multiple drops.
According to Corning, tests show that devices with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 can withstand a fall of one meter fifteen times. You can therefore drop your device several times on hard surfaces, without the screen falling into a thousand pieces. The glass has been further developed with the current devices in mind, so that wireless charging is also possible and the screen looks crystal clear.
Is this also coming to the future iPhones? The question is whether Apple will also use this type of glass on future iPhones. Apple has been working closely with Corning for years and did another $ 200 million investment last year. For the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple has, in collaboration with Corning, developed a special type of glass. We will see what type of glass Apple will use for the 2018 iPhones, but it is in any case a good development that glass panels are becoming increasingly solid.